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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Washington, District of Columbia is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Washington, District of Columbia is more expensive.

Washington, District of Columbia cost of living is 158.50.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGWashington, District of ColumbiaUnited States
  Overall  159100
  Grocery  110.4100
  Health  101100
  Housing  274100
  Utilities  106100
  Transportation  107100
  Miscellaneous  99100

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Day to Day Life is Stressful

I've lived in and around the District for 40 years and have watched it become increasingly congested and stressful. Commutes are a nightmare made worse by the rise of... (Read More)



Washington, DC

I've been in DC for 10 yrs now. It's a great place to live, if can afford it. I'm a Chicago native. I came to DC by way of Military.DC was my final duty station. After... (Read More)



Climate is big downside

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